Breaking Wind – Quick hits from the industry for September 19, 2010

Items of interest:

1-Let’s see, “Twelve public officials who sat on county and town boards in Lewis County stand to make a combined $7.5 million from the region’s largest wind-turbine project” and “numerous other officials in Herkimer County stand to profit as well from new projects there, although not to the same extent, records show.”  So what could possible be wrong with that?  (thanks to Jon Boone)

Records show area officials profit from leases with turbine firms – Utica Observer-Dispatch

2-Video – “Respected Canadian surgeon Dr Robert McMurtry explains why industrial wind turbines have a significant effect on your health.”

No Safe Place: McMurtry on industrial wind – National Wind Watch

3-Interesting thoughts about leasing your property to wind developers.  Be sure to also read the comments following the post.

The Question of Liability – Wind Concerns Ontario

4-More misconceptions about the Poor Mountain, Virginia wind project – “project would generate up to 45 megawatts, enough to power as many as 10,000 homes”

Change in Virginia law eases rules for wind farms – Pilot Online

Well folks, before you buy into those figures, you might want to read this post from area resident, Hollister Hartman, PhD

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